Fresh vegetables priced at $20 in 2000 $29.47 in 2018

Historical Price Inflation for Fresh vegetables

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Prices for Fresh Vegetables, 2000-2018 ($20)

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for fresh vegetables were 47.35% higher in 2018 versus 2000 (a $9.47 difference in value).

Between 2000 and 2018: Fresh vegetables experienced an average inflation rate of 2.18% per year. This rate of change indicates significant inflation. In other words, fresh vegetables costing $20 in the year 2000 would cost $29.47 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.12% during this same period, inflation for fresh vegetables was higher.

In the year 2000: Pricing changed by 4.84%, which is above the average yearly change for fresh vegetables during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), inflation for fresh vegetables was higher.

Price Inflation for Fresh vegetables since 1947

Consumer Price Index, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Years with the largest changes in pricing: 1973 (22.13%), 1952 (20.12%), and 1981 (18.64%).

Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Fresh vegetables:

Year 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
CPI 18.908 20.692 20.515 19.662 22.554 27.092 23.485 22.331 23.715 25.831 25.085 26.623 26.262 27.069 25.569 26.838 27.131 30.654 32.900 32.831 32.608 34.769 36.746 39.400 40.408 42.892 52.385 56.177 55.554 58.038 65.338 70.523 72.562 78.992 93.715 94.185 97.600 108.215 103.515 107.723 121.569 129.262 143.092 151.123 154.362 157.931 168.431 172.308 193.092 189.215 194.577 215.785 209.277 219.400 230.615 245.408 250.508 261.215 271.738 284.323 293.468 309.810 299.349 305.469 322.528 306.121 320.501 316.325 321.414 321.462 321.122 323.278

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Buying power of $20 since 2000

Below are calculations of equivalent buying power for Fresh vegetables, over time, for $20 beginning in 2000. Each of the amounts below is equivalent in terms of what it could buy at the time:

Year USD Value Inflation Rate
2000 $20.00 4.84%
2001 $21.02 5.11%
2002 $22.37 6.41%
2003 $22.84 2.08%
2004 $23.81 4.27%
2005 $24.77 4.03%
2006 $25.92 4.63%
2007 $26.75 3.22%
2008 $28.24 5.57%
2009 $27.29 -3.38%
2010 $27.85 2.04%
2011 $29.40 5.58%
2012 $27.91 -5.09%
2013 $29.22 4.70%
2014 $28.84 -1.30%
2015 $29.30 1.61%
2016 $29.30 0.01%
2017 $29.27 -0.11%
2018 $29.47 0.67%*
* Not final. See inflation summary for latest details.

How to calculate the inflation rate for fresh vegetables, 2000-2018

Start with the inflation rate formula:

CPI in 2018 / CPI in 2000 * 2000 USD value = 2018 USD value

Then plug in historical CPI values from above. The CPI for Fresh vegetables was 219.400 in the year 2000 and 323.278 in 2018:

323.278 / 219.400 * $20 = $29.47

Therefore, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $20 in 2000 has the same "purchasing power" as $29.47 in 2018 (in the CPI category of Fresh vegetables).


Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the Consumer Price Index for Fresh vegetables in 1947. In addition to fresh vegetables, the index produces monthly data on changes in prices paid by urban consumers for a variety of goods and services.

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